Following the threat of a terrorist attack in the nation’s capital, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has assured Nigerians of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force, in collaboration with other security agencies, to ensure the safety of all residents across the country.
Recall that the UK and US embassies have issued terror threat alerts in Nigeria, especially Abuja.
A statement by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, says the IGP charged all Strategic Police Managers in charge of Commands and tactical formations within the country to beef up security in their respective jurisdictions, especially in the FCT.
The IGP similarly directed that all emergency numbers across the country should be activated to full capacity for a 24/7 prompt response with combatant officers and men on standby to respond in case of emergency situations and distress calls.
”Residents within the FCT are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence and persons to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.
The IGP therefore allays the fear of residents in the FCT and admonishes them to go about their lawful businesses and normal social lives/engagements as all hands are on deck to nip any security threat in the bud and respond to distress calls promptly. The IGP similarly reiterates the commitment of the Nigeria Police to eliminating all threats, as well as protection of lives and property of all residents of the country. ” the statement read in part.